| 26-May-08 |
“It’s better to have a chainsaw taken to your nuts, than to feel nothing at all.”
-- Hunter S. Thompson, Owl Farm, 2004
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| 19-May-08 |
Estes Park, Colorado
In 1903, F.O.Stanley moved west with his Stanley Steamer and began construction.
The Stanley Hotel, known for its architecture, magnificent setting and famous visitors,
may be best know today for its inspirational role in Stephen King’s novel “The Shining”.
If you are a Stephen King fan, request room 217. It was in this room that King wrote half of "The Shining."
Room 418 seems to have the most ghostly activity reported.
In fact, the entire fourth floor of the Stanley Hotel (formerly the servant’s quarters) is quite active.
The Stanley Hotel's original owners, F.O. and Flora Stanley, are said to haunt the hotel as well.
Mr. Stanley plays the piano in the music room, and frequents the billiards room and the lobby.
The Stanley has been featured as one of America’s most haunted hotels and with the numerous stories from guests and staff,
the hotel continues to “shine” today as it did in 1909 when it first opened.
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